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night. the crew got a standing ovation from the crowd in baltimore before the ravens/browns game. football and therefore life as we know it nearly unraveled during prechaotic weeks with those replacement referees. roger goodell apologized to fans for the lockout but insisted the league and the referees were close to a deal even without that debacle last monday night. >> i believe we would have reached an agreement this week regardless of monday night or sunday night or the past weekend. everybody was to the point of getting this concluded. >> so how did the real guys do? cnn's nischelle turner is live in los angeles. what did unthink? any bad calls? >> reporter: well, it depends on who you're rooting for basically, john, you know, yes, the refs -- the real refs got a standing ovation last night and everyone was breathing a sigh of relief that they were back on the field but you know what, it did not take long for the boo birds to come out. it was about four minutes into the game in the first quarter when the refs made a holding call on the ravens, and you heard the boo birds so i
. fans on both sides of the aisle hope this dispute is settled soon. the baltimore ravens were given a one-point lead over the new england patriots and a series of rules that have been botched are driving fans and players crazy. all this because of the labor dispute between the nfl and the regular referees that began when the referees were locked out in june. the referees want more money asking for increasing their salaries from $149,000 to $189,000. compare that to the median nfl player's salary, $770,000 a year. it's important to remember the average nfl playing career is only three-and-a-half years. so these are not full-time jobs for them. the nfl wants to make the refs full-time. the legal also wants to move them from a pension system to a 401(k). but this the context of a business that brings in $9.5 billion a year, it seems relatively solvable. an nfl referee for 25 years who worked two super bowls told me he doesn't blame the replacement refs who have been pulled from small colleges, high schools and lower-level pro leagues. what were they really not ready for at this level o
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